NYT on Staten Island lingo

Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Sat Dec 15 12:57:42 UTC 2007


I am a big fan of Barry's etymological work, but I am unaware of any
work of his on NYC (or any other) vowels. What's the beef with the
Popikless second piece (which touches base with the classic
linguistic work on NYC vowels)?


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>Subject:      Re: NYT on Staten Island lingo
>On Dec 14, 2007, at 12:59, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>  > http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/14/nyregion/14journal.html
>>  No mention of our Mr. Popik, though.
>There's also a City Room blog entry about a couple of vowel features
>on Staten Island. Also no mention of Mr. Popik.
>Grant Barrett
>gbarrett at worldnewyork.org
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Dennis R. Preston
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